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      Major Update to OL (please click to open)   02/09/2016

      Sorry for the inconvenience, but we had to update OL and there have been some serious changes made by IPB. The real bad news is that they had to merge User Names and Display Names. This meant that I had to choose between bad and bad. I opted to keep the log-on information the same, so you can get on OL like you always did, but now your User Name is displayed. If your User Name and Display Name were the same, you will not feel the change. If they were different, you are probably irritated right now. I will figure out how you can change this so you can revert to the Display Name you used before if you like, however this may entail a change in how you log-on. The good news is that OL is now searchable from the very beginning. This means all the old posts from the A-Team in Objectivism (and everybody else) will finally show up when you search for something. I will keep changing this announcement as we adapt to these new changes. It's a pain, I know, but after looking around the backend for a bit, I believe the benefits will far, far outweigh the current irritation. They changed things in a hamhanded way and I don't like that, but I can't do anything about it. Benefit-wise, they actually did a good job, so please bear with us. In addition to this change, many good things are coming over time. You are the reason OL exists and I am sorry you have to go through this. Think of it like birth pangs... (All right, all right, that's forcing it.  ) Michael
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Davy Jones, RIP

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That is, Davy Jones of The Monkees, not the one with the locker.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okQe_lmM8OI

My brother and his wife were about to see him as the opening act for David Cassidy (of The Partridge Family). In giving them the obligatory ribbing, I found I could not only convincingly imitate the late Mr. Jones vocally, but that I actually knew the lyrics to their most popular songs. I think it dates back to 1980's exposure via MTV, where/when they had a revival.

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Light hearted pop gaiety characteristic of the early Beatles. I think the really interesting rock stuff happened mostly in the 1960s starting with the Beatles who were greatly needed after the Kennedy assassination. I remember hearing them for the first time. It was if I couldn't get enough, nobody seemingly got enough. They had a real substance. Buddy Holly was just fluff--fluff with a beat.

--Brant

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The Monkees were a decent group, but they got a lot of flak because the band was pieced together by a studio, specifically for the television show. I never understood the point of this common criticism. The only thing that counts, in the final analysis, is the music.

The Monkees always reminded me more of pop groups like Gerry and the Pacemakers, Herman's Hermits, and the Dave Clark Five than they did the Beatles.

Ghs

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